Today is the last day of Week 1 of the US Travel Association’s Daily Getaways.
For those not familiar with Daily Getaways, over the next four weeks, travel deals and packages will be available on a first-come first-served each weekday from April 10, 2017 through May 12, 2017.
For a look at what is coming up next week, here’s the calendar –
The deal today is for Wyndham Rewards points.
15,000 Wyndham Rewards points for $175 (1,143 packages available)
The packages go on sale at 1pm EST today.
While I think Wyndham Rewards points is one of this year’s Daily Getaways with good value, it deserves a further look.
Last year with Daily Getaways, the price was $150 for 15,000 points. This year, it has increased by $25 for the same amount of points.
To purchase the deal today, click the individual link above or follow this link to the calendar for the week of April 10, 2017 and select the package you are interested in. You can purchase a maximum of 2 sets of points, so you’d max out at 30,000 Wyndham Rewards points for $350.
Wyndham Rewards points are typically sold on their website in increments of 1,000 points but you can only buy a maximum of 5,000 per year. If you purchase a Daily Getaways 15,000 points package (or two) you’ll be sitting in a good seat for redemption. Why?
Two years ago Wyndham changed up their awards program and you can now redeem 15,000 points for a night at any of their properties, in every tier and in every brand. That includes top tier 9 properties that previously required 50,000 Wyndham Rewards points for a single night.
Wyndham Rewards points expire after 18 months of no activity, but with over 7,800 properties worldwide you’ve got plenty of options. As long as you have activity in your account, the purchased points from the deal today will be valid for 4 years.
Redeeming for the equivalent of $150 a night at some Wyndham properties isn’t a great deal since many go for much less, but some of their properties are definitely worth redeeming those points for (think Wyndham Grand properties).
If thinking of purchasing today, I wouldn’t hold onto the points for too long but have something in mind to book.